Myanmar already protecting Rohingya, ruling party says after world court’s order

FILE PHOTO: Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf is pictured during the ruling in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) bomb was found Monday evening during construction near the Rhine River in the center of the city. A TV station and the opera house had to be evacuated during the defusing operation. Shipping on the river and air traffic overhead were also interrupted before the defusing operation got underway.

20 world-changing inventions from under 20s

(CNN)There’s a reason the United States has no minimum age to file a patent. A good idea can come from anyone, no matter how young. (Just ask Robert Patch, a Marylander whose toy truck design was patented in 1963 at the tender age of 6.)

Don’t Let Trump’s Slights Overshadow Lessons From World War I Remembrances

In 1914, and again in 1939, the experts were wrong. So do we have any chance of doing better 100 years later? Perhaps. The World War I remembrances were a reminder of just how much carnage can be unleashed due to a few people’s say-so. One in every four British men joined or were conscripted […]

Macron Wanted to Lead the World. Now He’s Struggling to Lead France.

Some analysts worried quietly that Macron was too unpopular, even for a French president, and that more radical outsiders were surging in popularity, including the hard-right National Front, which made the presidential runoff for the first time in 2017. But Macron was undeterred; the next step in his green transition was a major increase in diesel […]

Walt Disney World Florida offer gets you 14 days for the price of 7 on park tickets

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is just as exciting and surprising, with a gigantic wave pool with 6ft swells and a rip-roaring roller coaster style raft ride called Crush n Gusher. Tiny tots can explore the Ketchakiddee Creek play area, where they will find 10 different fun-filled aquatic activities just for preschoolers and littluns.

What Team HELLO! are watching this week – see our top picks

Sparkly ice skating costumes, unrequited love, parental angst and teenage drama – Spinning Out has it all and I’m loving it. The show centres around Kat, played by Kaya Scodelario, who you might recognise as Effy from Skins. But honestly, be warned: She is probably one of the most unlikeable protagonists I’ve ever come across […]

Why the world is closer than ever to Doomsday

We now face a true emergency — an absolutely unacceptable state of world affairs that has eliminated any margin for error. We ask world leaders to join us in 2020 as we work to pull humanity back from the brink without any further delay. The Doomsday Clock now stands at 100 seconds to midnight, in […]

World’s ‘largest animal sacrifice’ starts in Nepal after ban ignored

The Gadhimai festival began in the early hours of Tuesday amid tight security, with the ceremonial slaughter of a goat, rat, chicken, pig and a pigeon. A local shaman then offered blood from five points of his body.

World’s fattest kid described as ‘symbol of hope’ by trainer after losing 110kg

Mr Raj told Asia One: “According to Arya’s parents, initially he weighed 85kg before his appetite increased extremely. He is now losing weight without losing his spirit. This is a rare quality, especially among adults.